CONCRETE and plastic pipes, ropes and an old paddling pool are among the unusual donations being sought for Dogs Trust Shoreham.
Staff at the Brighton Road centre are working on the outside play areas to make them more interactive and mentally stimulating.
Constructions have been built from tyres and pallets for the more agile dogs and a sniffing trail is planned, using small plastic pipes and large concrete pipes.
Tennis balls, ropes and large agility toys are also requested, along with an old paddling pool.
Lynn Barber, head of canine behaviour and training, said: “Just like their owners, dogs need exercise to keep fit, healthy and motivated.
“The staff at Dogs Trust Shoreham are doing all they can to enrich the lives of their canine residents and make sure the outside play area is one that allows them plenty of space to run around and embark on their adventures.
“However, not all dogs want to play with a ball. Some want somewhere comfy to sleep, others want to use their nose, to dig, paddle or just be with a human for comfort. So we need a variety of donations to make each dog’s stay with us as enjoyable as possible.”
Donations can be made at the centre or call 01273 452576.